A guest post from Julie,
Romance expert and star concierge at Farmhouse Inn!
"I don’t normally like to write....unless it’s something I am passionate about...and romance is one thing I am most passionate about.
I came to Farmhouse Inn last year to help shoot a video for the their new website. By the time the video was finished I fell in love with the people, the property, and most of all the great care they take of their guests. It seems no request is too great and the romance of the wine country is threaded through everything they say and do. I found this hidden gem hidden away just minutes from my Healdsburg home and so wanted to be a part of their great team and share the philosophy of the Inn....they hired me four days later to join their Concierge team. By the way, if you haven't seen it here is the Farmhouse video and you can find me in a few of the shots if you are looking...
In a world sometimes full of doom and gloom – the Farmhouse Inn is full of smiling faces and wonderful people. Each and every guest that I speak to on the phone or have the pleasure to meet in person makes me smile. They seem so happy and are excited and eager to spend their wine country vacation or special celebration with us here at the Farmhouse.
Being able to assist guests with their itinerary is probably the most fun and rewarding part of my job. Sonoma County is such an amazing place to live and we love to share it's charms with our guests. I am a hopeless romantic and want each and every person that visits with us to leave here with the very best experience possible.
A couple of my more recent and most memorable guests were Guy and Julie. Guy called one night and wanted help to set up a fantastic celebration trip for his wife for their 20th Anniversary. We started exchanging emails and I helped him plan the perfect Anniversary getaway. He really pulled out all the stops!
He added our ROMANCE PACKAGE and our GOURMET GETAWAY package, and enlisted our friends at SILVER SERVICE TOURS for transportation needs as well as private wine tours and appointments. He even had a really special anniversary gift delivered directly to the inn prior to their arrival. We sent it with his driver the night of their anniversary and celebratory dinner at Meadowood restaurant. Then he had them deliver it direct to the table along with a bouquet of exotic flowers just before the dessert course. Needless to say...she was (and I am sure, still is) a very happy girl!
Here is how they celebrated their special anniversary.
Itinerary for Guy and Julie
Sunday – Arrival
3:00 pm Check in at Farmhouse Inn, romance package set up in room.
(A bottle of champagne on ice, A vase of radiant fresh-cut flowers and decadent chocolates by the bed, Sensual candles shining through the steam on your delicious milk bath--oh my, we think that's romantic.When you're ready for deep relaxation, wander up to our spa for your intimate 1-hour couples massages.)
4:30pm Couple’s 60 minute massages
7:30 pm Dinner at Farmhouse Inn (included in your Gourmet Getaway)
8:30am Farmhouse- Breakfast is served
9:30am Depart for a Day of Sonoma wine tasting with Steve from Silver Service
10:00am Jordan Winery
11:00am Silver Oak Cellars
12:30pm Lunch at Diavola in Geyserville
2:00pm Lancaster Estate tasting/tour
3:30pm Tara Bella Vineyards
4:30pm Back to Farmhouse to Relax
6:30pm Depart for dinner with Silver Service
7:00pm Dinner at Cyrus Restaurant (included in your Gourmet Getaway package)
8:30am Farmhouse Inn, breakfast is served
9:30am Depart Farmhouse Inn for Day of Napa wine tasting with Silver Service
10:30am Opus One Winery
11:30am Caymus Vineyards
12:45pm Lunch at Oakville Grocery, Oakville
2:00pm Joseph Phelps Vineyards
3:30pm Rombauer Vineyards
5:00pm Back to Farmhouse to Relax
7:00pm Depart for Dinner with Silver Service
7:30pm Dinner at Scopa, Healdsburg
8:30am Breakfast is served at Farmhouse Inn
10:00am Depart Farmhouse Inn for wine tasting
11:00am BR Cohn Winery for visit and lunch
3:30pm Depart Farmhouse for Auberge du Soleil to have a pre-dinner drink and enjoy sunset before heading to Meadowood for Anniversary dinner
6:00 pm Dinner at Meadowood
8:30-10:30am Farmhouse Inn, breakfast is served
11:00am Check out (we are very sad to see this most romantic guy and his very lucky girl leave us but they can come back to see us any time).
12:00pm Head to San Francisco
8:15pm Dinner at Acquerello in San Francisco
I have stayed in touch with Guy and Julie and cannot wait for them to come back and spend some time again with us here at the Farmhouse.
Romantic Guy and Julie
We offer full concierge services and can assist you with booking wine tours, dinner reservations, excursions and arranging those romantic special moments. We specialize in those special celebrations and creating memories for you to take home with you. A most romantic proposal is right up our alley or perhaps help creating the perfect elopement with one of our "tiny weddings" ...Coming to the Farmhouse is not only a place to relax and unwind but a place to fall in love all over again."
Farmhouse Julie, signing off...